©2004 Emerson Eggerichs; (P)2008 Oasis Audio
I feel the techniques and philosophy of this book are both Biblical and very useful. I listened to this over several weeks on my drive to and from work. During those weeks, I as the husband was reminded of my role. Also during this time my wife was reading a hard copy. There was a noticeable increase in love and respect during those weeks. Life was just as busy, but our attitudes toward each other were much better.
Three months later, the improvements are not as sharp, but are still defiantly there. I intend to re-listen &/or re-read soon because I know it works.
As a side note; this also helped me recognize and better understand disrespect in my workplace.
So many Marriage Strengthening books are biased and bash men or women. This author does a great job of pointing out potential pitfalls and common issues affecting both men and women equally. He does a great job explaining men to women, and women to men, in ways which we can understand each other. I especially appreciate how he compared the problems affecting women in modern society with Gods instructions found in scripture.
While I agree that women need love, and men need respect, I cannot see how a man can love a woman he does not respect. As a woman, I need both love and respect. However, the book is very good and should be the foundation for any human relationship. I highly recommend it
Love and respect is an incredible experience for us both. We are leading a group of a dozen couples who love this study.
I really enjoyed this book and agreed with Mr. Eggerichs analysis of the crazy cycle and the fact that we all need to do whatever it takes to get off of it! I would have enjoyed reading the book, skimming the repetitive parts and re-reading the ah-ha moments...but it is not such a tedious listen that I wanted to stop. He has a pleasant voice and the message is spot-on. So, relax through the repetitive parts, realizing that you need to commit it to memory and apply it in your relationship. Everyone wants to be happy, your partner is not the enemy...love and respect them and they will reciprocate.
Although I agree with most of the reviewers before me ( this is an abridged book ), this is still a great book. I agree with what the author has to say. The arguments that my wife and I have are due to the very reasons that he covers in the book. This book does not blame anyone, like other books that I have read. It just tells both members of the couple to step up and grow into the perfect couple that they were when first started courting.
It was very enlightening and enjoyable to read. I found it full of common sense and wit. I gave a copy to each of my adult children for Christmas. Well worth your time if you want to improve or just better understand how males and females perceive the world. If taken to heart, it will undoubtedly improve your understanding and empathy for your spouse, your co-workers, and anyone else you communicate with.
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